Are you a European Student looking to use the Erasmus+ program to learn or study Spanish? Given that the Program is set to last until 2020, NOW is the time to take make the best of this awesome opportunity. So, pack your bags, head to Barcelona and begin your training experience! As a Spanish language school, we know a lot about teaching Spanish and catering to the learning experience. That’s why Erasmus+ and Expanish are the perfect pair.
We would like to share a little bit of this knowledge with you, and help you decide which Erasmus+ program is best for you! We want to help you through the process, and make sure that you can meet your Spanish language learning goals, by combining Erasmus+ and Expanish. In this blog, you will find more information on the grants offered by Erasmus+ as well as the programs available at Expanish to which they can be applied.
What is it?
To properly explain why you would want to take advantage of the Erasmus + program, let’s take a deeper look at what the actual program is! This program is funded by the European Union with the goal of supporting education, training, sport and youth in Europe. The goal is to provide funds to individuals of all ages to help develop experience and knowledge at different institutions and organizations across Europe. Although the program’s emphasis is placed in Europe, the funds are available for people and organizations around the world. This means that no matter where you are from, this program offers the opportunity to develop yourself professionally, through learning experiences, and personally, through travel.
What is offered?
There are a number of different programs and opportunities offered through Erasmus+ that will allow you to develop yourself on many levels. You can use Erasmus+ funds to study abroad, participate in a joint Masters degree, volunteer activities, youth exchanges, teaching abroad, and traineeships abroad.
The opportunities which provide the most chances to advance yourself professionally and personally simultaneously are the study abroad and traineeship programs. Erasmus+ allows you to study abroad in any country European Union Country or Partner Countries, which extend across the European and Asian continents. The study abroad programs recognized by the organization can last from anywhere between 3 and 12 months and must be related to your area of study. The funds provided by the Erasmus+ grant may contribute to your travel and subsistence costs, and the amount provided is adjusted based on your destination and how much you might need in that specific country.
The traineeship programs encompass any program that provides some sort of professional experience, such as work placements and internships, and can take place in any country in the European Union. The program must be relevant to your degree, and in some way integrated with your study program, lasting between 2 and 12 months.
Erasmus+ is an awesome opportunity to receive funds that enable you to develop yourself as a professional, while having the chance to travel, meet people from different cultures, and gain a deeper understanding of yourself. Why not take advantage of this awesome program to study develop yourself in the beautiful city of Barcelona.
Erasmus+ at Expanish
At Expanish Barcelona, you can use the Erasmus+ grants in a few ways, each of which will offer you a different set of skills to develop, different chances to learn, and experiences! If you are studying Spanish, the Semester program is perfect for you. If you are looking to develop yourself as a professional, our internship programs are offered in a wide array of areas, and provide the chance to improve your Spanish while you work! We also have classes which provide the chance to improve your Spanish in your specific trade area, such as teaching, business, or medicine. There is so much you can do with your Erasmus + grant, use it to improve your Spanish as you achieve your academic goals and develop yourself as a professional!
Our academic semester program is the perfect match for Erasmus+ study abroad. The Expanish program has a minimum duration of 20 weeks, which perfectly aligns with the time requirements of Erasmus+ , while also meeting the grants required by a rigorous academic plan. In the academic semester program with Expanish, you will gradually and naturally learn the language through an immersive environment. You will receive twenty hours of group lessons a week, providing the perfect environment to learn the language effectively. When taking this Spanish study abroad program, you will be able to experience Spanish at every turn: with your classmates, with locals, with professors, and with the culture. In this way, we can promise that you will leave the program having improved your language skills such as reading, writing, and speaking.
Our internship program pairs perfectly with the Erasmus traineeship program; we offer a variety of choices for internship placements, which means that you can find the perfect opportunity that best fits your decided career path, while also learning Spanish and gaining a deeper understanding of the Spanish Culture. Check out our different areas to find the one that best fits your professional goals:
- Business: In a business internship you will learn what it takes to participate in an interactive fast-paced company, such as the different roles in an office and what it takes to work in a team.
- Art and Design: Work for a local design company that will allow you to discover your own creative talents while also gaining an understanding of what it takes to succeed.
- Education: In this internship, you will learn the variety of roles that an educator can play, and that learning really is a life long journey.
- Journalism: Working with a prominent newspaper, you will learn the ins and outs of reporting, and how to achieve journalistic integrity.
- Marketing: During a marketing internship you will have the ability to learn strategies for achieving positive results in online, offline and print marketing.
- Non-Profit: These organizations help achieve goals that would not normally be accomplished without the help of volunteers and donors. This is the perfect opportunity to give back to your community.
- Music: Learn the ins and outs of the music industry in a fast-paced environment. In this internship, you will discover what the music scene in Barcelona has to offer!
Spanish for Teachers and Spanish for Business
The Spanish for Teachers and Spanish for Business courses meet the requirements for both of the Erasmus programs: study abroad and traineeship. These courses at Expanish give you the opportunity to gain a leg up in your career field, and have an amazing learning experience in Barcelona.
Spanish for Teachers
This intensive program, when paired with an intensive 20-hour course, will provide the learning opportunity of a lifetime for those hoping to teach Spanish as a foreign language anywhere in the world. Pair our intensive group classes with the Spanish for Teachers program and receive a well rounded Spanish immersion experience that will launch your teaching career to the next level.
Spanish For Business
To ensure a solid understanding and internalization of the content, the business Spanish course in Barcelona is divided into two main components: 20 group Spanish lessons per week and 4 individual classes of business Spanish, which can be taken over the required minimum of 3 months as stated by the Erasmus+ organization.
Erasmus+ offers amazing opportunities for you to learn, travel and develop yourself as a professional. Take advantage of this by improving your Spanish and expanding your personal and professional life.